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06 July 2017

Kelechi Iheanacho is ready for £25m switch from Manchester City to Leicester as Craig Shakespeare steps up hunt for Jamie Vardy strikepartner

MANCHESTER CITY striker Kelechi Iheanacho is nearing a £25million switch to Leicester.

West Ham have pulled out of the hunt for the 20-year-old Nigerian star, according to ESPN.

Kelechi Iheanacho failed to break into a Man City side studded with expensive signings
Kelechi Iheanacho failed to break into a City side studded with expensive buys
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Craig Shakespeare is particularly keen to strengthen the Leicester frontline
Craig Shakespeare is particularly keen to strengthen the Leicester frontline
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And that leaves the Foxes favourites to sign Iheanacho after he started just one game in 2017 under Etihad chief Pep Guardiola.

Iheanacho’s chances at City decreased further following the January arrival of Brazil frontman Gabriel Jesus, who is now fully fit after a foot injury.

Meanwhile, Leicester boss Craig Shakespeare is continuing to reshape a squad who won the Premier League two seasons ago.

Shakespeare transformed the Foxes from a relegation fight early last term to a mid-table team by May.

And a partner for England hitman Jamie Vardy is thought to be a priority.

So far this summer Shakespeare has brought in Spanish defensive midfielder Vicente Ibborra from Sevilla and Hull’s England Under-21 defender Harry Maguire.


Kelechi Iheanacho has already hit six goals for Nigeria, in ten games, despite only being 20
Kelechi Iheanacho has already hit six goals for Nigeria despite only being 20
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Frontman Kelechi Iheanacho was mainly used by Man City as an impact sub
Frontman Kelechi Iheanacho was mainly used by Man City as an impact sub
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Claudio Ranieri says Leicester was not the end of his career as he becomes coach of French club Nantes
Kelechi Iheanacho has been the centre of much transfer speculation this summer
Kelechi Iheanacho has been the centre of much transfer speculation this summer
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